Virginia House, 5-7 Great Ancoats Street, M4 5AD
based on ratings from 4 users
combined with 6 pro reviews
I was excited to try Lucardo's newest room. In our brief, we were advised that there would only be one code to solve, and all the other puzzles would be hands-on...interesting!
As convicted criminals, your fellow inmates are staging a riot, giving you one precious hour to escape. A common storyline, but executed brilliantly. Wait to see how it unfolds during your endeavours!
They were all practical, encouraging us to think like prisoners, utilising whatever tools were at our disposal. We struggled with a couple of them: without locks to work out codes for, sometimes it was tricky to ascertain what to do next. This kept us guessing and thinking creatively, though!
The journey was impressively portrayed as a real prison-break through the equipment, clothing, props and decor. It was delivered like a piece of immersive theatre. Very, very good!
This was a funny, inventive and engaging room. Highly recommended!
Lucardo's Prison is one heck of a game. It's obvious that the team have gone further than the extra mile to create an immersive, unforgettable game.
The immersion starts straight away. Having to put on an orange shirt, you feel very much like a prisoner, over more of an 'observer', just trying to complete puzzles. Next, the cell you start in is bare, again, to make the whole situation realistic.
And finally, ending in the guard's locker room, it's yet again obvious that they make sure this is immersive, primarily through the use of guard lockers, and a gang-sign 'cheat sheet'.
Overall, a very satisfying game, and really wish I could play it again!
Lucardo never fail to impress. The amount of effort that goes into their rooms is un-rivalled with any other escape rooms I have been to so far. The Prison is our 5th room with Lucardo and again, did not disappoint. This is a great game for people who like to play a role / get really immersed into a game. It involves using/investigating your surroundings more than trying to solve puzzles. We really loved it and came out with our best time yet!!